This Week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute | GenomeWeb

In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week, researchers in the US and France analyze four prospective cohort studies to determine the association between prediagnostic plasma immunoglobulin E levels and the risk of adult glioma. Increased levels of serum IgE have been inversely associated with risk of glioma, the authors write. For this study, the team combined data from four previous studies and analyzed IgE levels of 169 glioma patients and 520 controls.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.